Cyber threats continue to evolve and new ones constantly develop, continually challenging even the best-prepared companies. In addition, while certain industries are perennial targets, new industries gain favor with malicious actors searching for vulnerabilities and the potential for large rewards. “Cybercriminals are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and it’s a constant game of cat and mouse,” according to Experian’s 2019 Data Breach Industry Forecast (Experian Forecast), which predicts specific threats and targets for the current year based on 2018 trends. In this article, the Cybersecurity Law Report analyzes key points from the Experian Forecast, with added insight on the most pressing threats and targets from industry experts. See also “Ten Cyber and Privacy Resolutions for the New Year
” (Jan. 9, 2019).